Here's your chance to own it all with the world's most popular board game. Since 1935, the MONOPOLY game has been bringing families together to buy, sell and build in PARKER BROTHERS Property Trading Game. Whether you're creating new cherished memories or rekindling your youth -- the MONOPOLY game is the classic favorite.
Tom Vasel (2 out of 5)
NOTE: I’ve often wondered how Monopoly would be viewed if it were released in 2005. Would it garner the same popularity/negativity that it does today? Therefore I’m writing this review, trying to depict how I would play Monopoly if I had played it for the first time, current year.
Negotiation games certainly depend on the group. I’ve played negotiation games with hard-headed, fun-loving groups and have had a blast the entire time. However, I’ve also played negotiation games with folks who were having problems outside the game, didn’t want to trade with a particular person, didn’t want to trade at all, etc. With these people, any kind of trading and bartering can fall flat, destroying the
...Read the rest of this review - 3/19/2005
Stef Laboon (2 out of 5)
Monopoly can be fun. Then, you learn about all the other great board games available these days, and one learns Monopoly is not fun. Monopoly has several bad things working against it. First, there are almost no decisions to be made. After the first few laps when everyone buys up the properties, the rest of the game is a simple yawn-fest of roll and move, roll and move, and follow along as you go. Ultimately, someone will bankrupt and be forced out of the game, eliminated from the fun. And if played to conclulsion, the person who wins was obviously going to win all along as they had the best/most properties. And this process takes HOURS. Granted, Monopoly can be fun, but when you realize wha
...Read the rest of this review - 1/28/2004
Yirmeyahu Avery (1 out of 5)
I have played over 200 'German' games as I write this, and now am coming back to try and write a review of Monopoly that gives my honest opinion on it from this new (enlightened? =) ) perspective. The difference between many German games and Monopoly highlights what's to like about the new German games, and why so many who try the new games can no longer stomach Monopoly.
In Monopoly you roll dice to determine how far you move, thus reducing the most important element of the game (buying and renting out real estate) to pure chance. (Suppose you were one turn ahead of me and everytime we rolled, we rolled identically. You would have bought all the property one turn ahea
...Read the rest of this review - 12/4/2003